School District No. 69 Qualicum
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Bus Transportation

Due to the COVID 19 restrictions we have  had to reduce  rider capacity on the buses by 1/3 . 

If you are  an eligible rider and have a bus pass,  please let us know if you are no longer needing the bus as we have a wait list for some routes.  It is important that we not hold seats for non-riders.

If you are applying as a courtesy rider,  and did not receive a call to purchase a bus pass,  you  have been added to the wait list. 

With that information in mind, the process continues to be the same for submitting bus pass applications: 

Eligible riders:

    • Submit bus pass application by fax or email (information on form).
    • Bus pass will be issued and sent to the school for pick up when school starts.
    • Because buses cannot transport unregistered riders it is important that your child is registered.  
Courtesy riders:
    • Continue to send in the bus pass application and you will be notified if/when you can purchase a courtesy bus pass.    
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Bus schedule  -   with the new COVID 19 requirements and protocols, we are experiencing full bus routes and are in the process of adjusting routes to meet those requirements.  Your child will be notified if this affects them and at the same time, the updated schedule will be posted.  

Along with the new protocols for loading and unloading the buses, you can expect slight time adjustments to morning pick ups and afternoon drop offs while the drivers and students get used to these new protocols.  

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Walk Limits 

  • As per Policy 7054 walk limits are:
    • K - Gr. 7     3.2 KM with the exception of BES, EES and NBES which have a walk limit of 1.5 KM
    • Gr. 8 - 12    4.8 KM

Bus Pass Fees:

    • $0.00        -  eligible rider    ( within catchment area & outside of walk limit)
    • $125.00/yr - courtesy rider  (within catchment area and within walk limits or outside of catchment area)